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Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Tim 2:15

Word of God

The power and authority of God’s word will be made know to all men in the Final Judgment (Revelations 20:11-12). The power of God is available to us through Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 8:6, 1 Corinthians 1:24). God’s power—His word—can also be in us (Psalms 119:11, John 15:1-8, 1 Corinthians 1:17-25). We learn how to obtain this power through God’s word, the only authority to describe God’s ways. When God speaks to us, it is his word that guides us with judgment through the conviction of our hearts (John 12:44-50, 2 Peter 1:19-21, 1 Peter 4:17; Ability to discern the soul and spirit (Hebrews 4:12). Jesus Christ is the Word made flesh (1 Corinthians 1:24, John 1:1, 14).

The Bible is the representation of God’s Word in ink and paper. This church will use only the King James Version Bible to represent God’s word in the English language (see the prepared study King James Version for complete explanation). There is no contradiction anywhere in the word of God from Genesis to Revelations when taken in context. Scriptures taken by themselves can appear to contradict, but when we see them in the light of each other, they create perfect harmony. Therefore, one scripture cannot be used to support the “Trinity” doctrine or baptism in the titles of the “Father, Son and Holy Ghost” when the rest of the word of God supports the “Oneness” of God and baptism by total submersion in “Jesus name.” When any scripture is used, it must be in harmony with the whole word of God.

When people live their life according to the word of God, they allow His word to guide their life (Psalms 119:9-10, 33-35, 105; 2 Corinthians 7:1; 1 Timothy 4:16). But when people try to align God’s word to their own beliefs and understanding, they are submitting themselves to his guidance (Proverbs 14:12). If any person has an idea contrary to what the scriptures say about a topic, then that person must change in order to submit to God’s authority and align himself or herself to God’s word (Psalms 19:7-11, 2 Timothy 3:16-17). The Bible warns us about adding to or taking away from the word of God (Revelations 22:18-19, Proverbs 30:5-6). When we impose our own ideas or interpretations on scripture—without support of other scriptures—we are either adding to or taking away from the word of God (2 Peter 1:20).

The name of Jesus carries great power when administered in faith. It is the Word of God that was made flesh (John 1:14). It was then through Jesus Christ (flesh) that God (spirit) gave salvation to man. By acknowledging Jesus Christ, we are acknowledging God and his salvation plan (1 John 5:8-12). There is no other name greater than the name of Jesus (Colossians 3:17, Acts 4:10-12, Proverbs 18:10, Luke 10:17, Philippians 2:10-11). We receive this powerful name into our lives as individuals when we by faith get baptized in Jesus’ name (Galatians 3:26-27). Then we can continue to abide in Christ by continuing in his word (John 15:4, John 8:31-32, Act 2:46-47, Hebrews 10:23-25).

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